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FALL 2014 Faculty Speaker Series & Strategic Planning Series

September 3, Bill Henderson, University of Indiana, Strategic Planning Series - employment, LSSSE, & structured interviewing

September 9, Jose Luis Burmudez, Texas A&M University Provost Office, Strategic Planning Series - metrics, diversity

September 15,  Raymond Pierce, Nelson Mullins, Strategic Planning Series - trends in legal education, access to legal careers

September 17,  Mike Koehler, Southern Illinois School of Law, “Bribery: What is It, Who Decides, and How to Address It”

September 18,  Issac Bowers, Equal Justice Works, Strategic Planning Series - law school engagement & advocacy

September 26,  Meg Penrose, TAMU Law, "Speaking Out: The First Amendment Rights of College Athletes”

October 3,  Mark Burge, TAMU Law

October 7,  Tom Metzloff, Duke, Strategic Planning Series - buildings

October 9,  Sam Estricher, NYU Law School, Strategic Planning Series - scholarship & bar

October 17,  Gary Lucas, TAMU Law, “Behavioral Public Choice and the Law”

October 20,  Charlotte Ku, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaigne, Strategic Planning Series - international programs

October 22,  Peter Reilly, TAMU Law

October 27,  Ron Krotoszynski, University of Alabama, Strategic Planning Series - scholarship

October 29,  Sung Hui Kim, UCLA, "Puzzles of Insider Trading Law”

October 30,  Chris Chapman, Access Group, Strategic Planning Series - Financing Legal Education

November 3,  Edwin Rubin, Strategic Planning Series

November 5,  Gabriel Eckstein,  TAMU Law, “International Water Law and Transboundary Ground Water Resources”

November 13,  Edwin Rubin, Vanderbilt, Strategic Planning Series - curriculum reform

November 18,  Peg Demers, TAMU Law, Strategic Planning Series - Finance

November 19,  Milan Markovic,  TAMU Law

November 20,  Artie Errisuriz, TAMU Law, Strategic Planning Series - Career Services

November 21,  Kathy Hessler, Lewis & Clark, Strategic Planning Series

December 3,  Michael Green, TAMU Law, "NLRB as Überagency"

SPRING 2014 Faculty Speaker Series

January 22,  Sahar Aziz,  “Coercive Assimilationism in the Workplace: A Case Study”

January 24,  Ken Gallant, William H. Bowen School of Law,  “International Criminal Jurisdiction”

January 29,  Gary Lucas,  “Out of Sight, Out of Mind: How Opportunity Cost Neglect Harms Democracy”

February 5,  Tim Mulvaney,  “Progressive Property Moving Forward”

February 7,  Milan Markovic,  “Law Schools and Disruption in the Legal Market”

February 19,  Malinda Seymore,  “Openness in International Adoption”

March 19,  James Fox,  Stetson University College of Law,  "Black Originalism? Toward a Theory of Counterpublic Originalism"

March 21,  Cynthia Alkon,  “Towards Defining Competence in Negotiating Plea Bargains: Beyond Lafler & Frye”

March 26,  Lisa Rich,  “Federal Certificates of Rehabilitation as a Reentry Tool”

March 28,  Jane Cohen, University of Texas School of Law, "Colleges and Rapes: A (Partial) Correlative Account"

April 2,  William Casto, Texas Tech University School of Law,  “Advising Presidents: Attorney General Robert Jackson Confronts Illegal Wiretapping by the FBI”

April 4,  Srividhya Ragavan, University of Oklahoma College of Law,  “Patents and the Progress of Science Limitation”

April 11,  Glynn Lunney, Tulane University School of Law,  “FTC v. Actavis: The Patent-Antitrust Intersection Revisited”

April 16,  Carol Pauli,  “Media and Mediation”

April 23,  Neal Newman,  “Will Small Business Get Jobbed by the J.O.B.S Act?”

April 25,  Gina Warren,  “Distributed Generation”

April 30,  Division of Research, Texas A&M University, Topics in Faculty Research

FALL 2013 Faculty Speaker Series

August 21, 2013,  Meg Penrose,  “Lex Loci Celebrationis:  Federal Marriage Benefits Following United States v. Windsor”

August 28, 2013,  Amy Cohen, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, “The Laws and Politics of Markets: A Case Study of Food in India”

September 4, 2013, Huyen Pham & Van Pham,  “Explaining the Divergence in State-Created Immigration Climates”

September 18, 2013,  Paul George,  “Baseless Claims and Zealous Advocacy”

October 2, 2013,  Jason Gillmer, Gonzaga University School of Law,  “Resistance and Rebellion: Perspectives from the Courtroom in Antebellum Texas”

October 16, 2013,  Milan Markovic,  “Subprime Scriveners”

October 23, 2013,  Adrien Wing, University of Iowa College of Law,  “Arab Season:  Future of Women's Rights”

October 30, 2013,  Chenglin Liu, St. Mary's University School of Law,  “The Obstacles of Outsourcing Imported Food Safety to China”

November 6, 2013,  Dustin Buehler, University of Arkansas School of Law,  Solving Jurisdiction’s Social Cost”

November 20, 2013,  Yorck Hernandez, Berlin Law Firm,  “IP Protection in Europe”

FALL 2012 Faculty Speaker Series:

Aug. 29, Meg Penrose “Unbreakable Vows: Same-Sex Marriage and the Fundamental Right to Divorce”

Sept. 5, Dennis Kelly “The Eagle and the Mockingbird: The Development of Patent Law in the Early United States and in the Republic of Texas”

Sept. 19, Peter Reilly “Negotiating Charges of Bribery: Toward Increased Transparency, Consistency, and Fairness in Pre-Trial Deal Making Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act”

Sept. 26, James McGrath “One (Academic) Year in China:  What That Looks Like and How to Plan Your Own Fulbright Adventure”

Oct. 3, Tim Mulvaney “A False Positivism”

Oct. 17, Lance N. Long, Director, Associate Professor of Legal Skills, Stetson University College of Law, “How You Can Tell You Are Losing Your Appeal: Legal Writing and the Theory of Argumentative Threat.”

Oct. 24,  DeLeith Duke Gossett, Assistant Professor of Legal Practice, Texas Tech University School of Law, “If Charity Begins at Home, Why Do We Go Searching Abroad? A Call to Sunset the Portion of the Federal Adoption Tax Credit that Subsidizes International Adoptions.”

Oct. 31, Brian Holland “Mediated Memories: A Cyborg’s Claim to Fair Use”

Nov. 7, Sahar Aziz “Who's Policing Whom: Community Policing in Counterterrorism”

Nov. 28, Susan Ayres “Teaching Criminal Law Issues in A Lesson Before Dying”

SPRING 2012 Faculty Speaker Series:

January 18, 2012, Gabriel Eckstein, "Buried Treasure or Buried Hopes?: The Status of Mexico-U.S. Transboundary Aquifiers Under International Law"

January 25, 2012, Gary Lucas, "Taxes and Paternalism"

February 1, 2012, Mary Margaret "Meg" Penrose, "Procedure in the Education Setting"

February 15, 2012, Huyen Pham, "Criminal Deportations and the Statute of Limitations"

February 22, 2012, Xuan-Thao Nguyen, Professor of Law, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, "Racing for Patents: Chinnovation and China’s Patent Law Regime"

February 29, 2012, Alyson Outenreath, Assistant Professor of Law, Texas Tech University School of Law, "Unfair Treatment of Charity-Owned LLCs under the Texas Margin Tax"

March 7, 2012, Rose Cuison Villazor, Associate Professor of Law, Hofstra, "Federal Antimiscegenation Laws and the Policing of Black /White Relationships in Post-World War II"

March 28, 2012, Malinda Seymore, "Sixteen and Pregnant: Minors' Consent in Abortion and Adoption"

April 4, 2012, Jason Bent,  Assistant Professor, Stetson University School of Law, "Plausibility and Inference in Systemic Discrimination Cases"

April 18, 2012, Robin Barnes, Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law, "Outrageous Invasions: Privacy, Defamation and Global Tabloid Markets"

SPRING 2011 Faculty Speaker Series:

January 19, 2011, Michelle Rigual, "SACS Quality Enhancement Plan Topic Selection Focus Group," Conference Center. 

January 20, 2011,  Aric Short and Mike Simms, "What We Know About and Can Learn From Bar Exam Performance,"  Conference Center.

January 26, 2011, Stephen Alton, "‘The Game is Afoot’: The Significance of Gratuitous Transfers in the Sherlock Holmes Canon," Room 201.

February 16, 2011, Wayne Barnes, "Social Media and the Rise of Consumer Bargaining Power," Conference Center.

February 23, 2011, Ellen S. Pryor, Homer R. Mitchell Endowed Professor of Law and Associate Provost, SMU Dedman School of Law, " Tort Liability For Those Who Employ Independent Contractors," Conference Center.

March 2, 2011, Jim Hambleton, "Notations on Petitions for Review: A System in Need of Change," Conference Center. 

March 10, 2011, Mary Margaret Penrose, "FERPA Comes of Age: Defining ‘Education Records’ in a Digital Era," Conference Center.  [rescheduled from previous date of February 2, 2011 due to snow cancellation].

March 23, 2011, Richard D. Rosen, Professor of Law & Director, Center for Military Law & Policy, Texas Tech University School of Law, "Israel’s Operation Cast Lead and the Preservation of Civilian Immunity," Conference Center. 

March 30, 2011, J.B. Ruhl, Matthews & Hawkins Professor of Property, Florida State University College of Law, "Climate Change in the Courts," Conference Center.

April 6, 2011, Susan Ayres, "The Rhetorical Agency of Women Who Kill Newborns," Conference Center.

April 19, 2011, Sarah Rudolph Cole, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey Designated Professor of Law and Director, Program on Dispute Resolution, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, "On Babies and Bathwater: The Arbitration Fairness Act and the Supreme Court's Recent Arbitration Jurisprudence," Conference Center.

FALL 2010 Faculty Speaker Series:

August 18, 2010, Michelle Rigual et al., "Big Changes in Legal Information Services," Conference Center.

August 25, 2010, Megan Carpenter, "Challenges to Copyright Orthodoxy: Conceptual Art, Found Art, Ephemeral Art, and Non-Art," Conference Center.

September 1, 2010, John Murphy, "Video Podcast Pedagogy and Practicum," Conference Center.

September 15, 2010, Frank Snyder, "Cross-Cultural Diffusion of Legal Norms: A Study of the Foreseeability Rule in Damages," Conference Center.

September 22, 2010, Patrick Metze, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Criminal Defense Clinic, Texas Tech University School of Law, "Death and Texas: The Unevolved Model of Decency," Conference Center.

September 29, 2010, Brooks Holland, Assistant Professor of Law, Gonzaga University School of Law, "Kickin' Ass and Takin' Names: Zealous Advocacy and the Virtuous Lawyer," Conference Center.

October 6, 2010, Brian Holland, "Transformative Fair Use: A Social Semiotic Theory of Value as Meaning," Conference Center.

October 20, 2010, Gary Lucas, "Using Taxes to Regulate Internalities," Conference Center.

October 27, 2010, Shubha Ghosh, Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School, "Commercializing Data: The Interplay Between the Politics and Economics of Data Transparency," Conference Center.

November 3, 2010, Jenny Rivera, Professor of Law, CUNY School of Law, "Gender, Ethnicity, Race and the Recent Supreme Court Appointments," Conference Center.

November 17, 2010, Timothy Mulvaney, "Where the Wild Things Aren’t," Conference Center. 

JUNIOR FACULTY WORKSHOPS: On Thursdays at noon to be coordinated by Mark Burge, Terri Helge,and Brian Holland.


SPRING 2010 Faculty Speaker Series:

January 20, 2010: Mark Burge, “Foundational Legitimacy: Why the States Got it Right by Rejecting UCC Section 1-301,” Conference Center.

January 27, 2010: Suzette Malveaux, Catholic University School of Law, “Front Loading and Heavy Lifting: The Evolving Role of Discovery in Contemporary Civil Rights Litigation,” Civil Procedure Subject, Conference Center.

February 3, 2010: Adam Hirsch, Florida State College of Law, “Freedom of Testation/Freedom of Contract,” Estates Subject, Conference Center.

February 17, 2010: John Watts, Texas Tech, “Fairness and Utitlity in Products Liability, Balancing Individual Rights and Social Welfare,  Torts Subject.  ROOM 207.

February 23, 2010:  Penelope Andrews, "Looking for Outside Research Grants and Funding," Conference Center.

February 24, 2010: Penelope Andrews, “Women, Violence and Political Transition: What Role for the Law?,”  Conference Center.

March 3, 2010: Paul George, “Pleading for a Middle Ground,” Conference Center. 

March 24, 2010: Susan Ayres, “Recent Neonaticide Results,” Conference Center.

April 6, 2010:  Vickie Rainwater & Susan Bruning, “Disturbing the Dead,” Conference Center.

April 7, 2010: Megan Carpenter, “True Love Always: The Culture of Mixtapes in a Digital Age,” Conference Center.

April 21, 2010: Tanya Pierce, “Injunctions in Complex Litigation,” Not in Conference Center Today. Room 207.

FALL 2009 Faculty Speaker Series:

August 19, 2009: Susan Phillips, "The Nanny Tax and Its Implications," Conference Center.

August 26, 2009: Stephen Alton, "Roll over Langdell, Tell Llewellyn the News: A Brief History of Legal Education in America," Conference Center.

September 2, 2009: Michelle Rigual, "A Day With the Librarians," Conference Center.

September 16, 2009: Neal Newman, "Accounting Standards," Conference Center.

September 23, 2009:  Wayne Barnes, "New Contracts," Conference Center,

September 30, 2009: Jose Bowen, Dean, SMU Meadows School of the Arts and Professor of Music, "Teaching Naked: Top Ten Reasons Why Removing Technology from Your Classroom Will Improve Student Learning," Conference Center.

October 7, 2009: Terri Helge, "Taxation of Cause-Related Marketing," Conference Center.

October 21, 2009: Gary Lucas, Jr., "Taxation and Environmental Costs," Conference Center.

October 28, 2009 (Wednesday):  Michelle Rigual, "Another Day with the Librarians,"  Conference Center.

October 29, 2009 (Thursday): Tim Mulvaney, "The Remnants of Exactions Takings," 204.

November 4, 2009:  Huyen Pham, "The Economic Impact of Subfederal Immigration Regulation: An Empirical Analysis," Conference Center.

November 18, 2009: Faculty Development Committee, "Integrating Practice and Professional Skills into Doctrinal Courses," Conference Center.

JUNIOR FACULTY WORKSHOPS ON THURSDAYS: Scheduled By Mark Burge and Terri Helge.

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Spring 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009: PANEL: Maxine Harrington, Neal Newman, Aric Short, Joe Spurlock, "Exam Drafting and Other Student-Related Issues Regarding Dealing With Final Exam Grades." Conference Center.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009: Danielle Holley-Walker, University of South Carolina School of Law, School Law Topic, "The Future of Desegregation Plans in the Wake of Parents Involved." Conference Center.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009: Lou Virelli, Stetson School of Law, Administrative Law Topic, "Political Science: Peer Reviewers as Agents of Administrative Legitimacy." Conference Center.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009: Huyen Pham, "When Immigration Borders Move," Room 212.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009: Susan Ayres and Prema Manjunath, "Mothers in Denial," Conference Center.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009: Terri Helge, "Disinheriting Deadbeat Dads and Child Predators: The Role of Morality in Crafting Intestate Distribution Schemes." Conference Center.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009: Jasmine Abdel-Khalik, University of Missouri-Kansas City, "Taking an Intangible: Trademarks and The Takings Doctrine." Conference Center.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009: Chris Mays, Teaching Topic, eInstruction, "Classroom Performance System (Clickers)." Conference Center.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009: Paul Boudreaux, Stetson School of Law, "The Impact Xat." Conference Center.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009: Wade Savoy, Practitioner in Residence, "Why I Can't Find E.T. on iTunes, What Copyright Law Can Do About It, and How the Intellectual Property Industry Has to Respond." Conference Center.

Fall 2008 Faculty Speaker Series

August 20, 2008
Keith Hirokawa, "Property Pieces in Compensation Statutes: Law's Eulogy for Oregon's Measure 37," Conference Center.

August 26, 2008
Wayne Barnes, "Comparative Analysis of the Objective Theory of Contracts," Rm. 104.

September 3, 2008
Carla Pratt, "The Role of the Black Lawyer in our Democracy," Conference Center.

September 17, 2008
Neal Newman, "The U.S. Move to International Accounting Standards – A Matter of Cultural Discord – How do we Reconcile?" Conference Center.

September 24, 2008
Beth Thornburg, SMU Dedman School of Law, "A Collision of Ambiguities: Independent Judicial Research and the Boundaries of Law and Fact," Room 104.

October 1, 2008
Jason Gillmer, "Shades of Gray: Free Blacks, Poor Whites, and the Politics of Difference in Antebellum Texas," Room 104.

October 16, 2008
Rose Cuison Villazor, SMU School of Law, Rediscovering Oyama v. California: The Intersection of Property, Immigration Law, and Citizenship , Room 206 at 1 p.m.

October 22, 2008
Megan Carpenter, "The Intersection of Trademark Rights and Human Rights," Conference Center.

October 29, 2008
Paul George, Charlotte Hughart, Vickie Rainwater, Lynne Rambo, Malinda Seymore, "Panel on Teaching Performance Issues," Conference Center.

November 5, 2008
James McGrath, "Transgendered Prisoners," Conference Center.

November 19, 2008
Aric Short, "Faith by Itself is Dead: Local Homeless Feeding Restrictions and their Impact on the Free Exercise of Religion," Conference Center.


Spring 2008 Faculty Speaker Series

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008
James McGrath, Are You a Boy or a Girl?

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008
Mark Burge, Statutory Construction in an Age of Outsourcing

Monday, Jan. 28, 2008
Terri Helge, Policing the Good Guys: An Alternative to the Enforcement of Charitable Organization Laws

Friday, Feb. 8, 2008
Junior Faculty Workshop

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008
Anna Teller and Stephanie Marshall, I know WHAT I need—now WHERE do I find it?

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008
Jeff Kahn, SMU Law School, International Travel and the U.S. Constitution during the War on Terror

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008
Maxine Harrington, The Thin Flat Line: Are Donors Whose Organs are Removed After Cardiac Death Legally Dead?

Friday, March 7, 2008
Junior Faculty Workshop

Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Paul George, Access to Justice: Whatever that Means

Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Mark Bauer, Stetson Law School, The Softer Side of Antitrust: Why Department Stores Matter

Friday, April 11, 2008
Junior Faculty Workshop

Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Van Pham, Baylor University, Import R Us

Fall 2007 Faculty Speaker Series

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007
Wayne Barnes, The Objective Theory of Contract

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007
Margarita Coale, Foreign Parallel Litigation Revisted

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007
Neal Newman, The Holy Grail of Financial Reporting and Why We May Never Get There

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007
Michael Green, Searching for the WRIGHT Answer to Collective Bargaining Arbitration of Statutory Claims

Friday, Oct. 5, 2007
Junior Faculty Workshop-Room # 107

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007
Malinda Seymore, The Case of the Crooked Convictions: Erle Stanley Gardner, Perry Mason, and the Court of Last Resort

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007
Christian Halliburton, Seattle University School of Law, How Privacy Killed Katz: A Tale of Cognitive Freedom And the Property of Personhood as Fourth Amendment

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007
Paul George, Access to Justice—Impediments in the Legal Process

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007
Susan Kuo, University of South Carolina School of Law, Speaking in Tongues: Mandating Multilingual Disaster Warnings in the Public Interest

Friday, November 2, 2007
Junior Faculty Workshop - Room #212

Spring 2007 Faculty Speaker Series

January 22, 2007
Michael Green, Negotiating A Call to Action for Selection of Diverse Arbitrators in Employment Discrimination Matters

January 29, 2007
Meredith Conway, The Tax Code and Executive Compensation: Who Really Profits?

February 5, 2007
Frank Snyder, Legal Realism and the Uniform Commercial Code

February 12, 2007
Aric Short and John Veileux, Using Electronic Bluebook

February 19, 2007
Jason GIllmer and Frank Snyder, Panel Discussion on Scholarship

February 27, 2007
Rose Cuizon Villazor, SMU School of Law, Blood Quantum Property Laws: A Political, Not Racial, Justification

March 5, 2007
Susan Ayres, What I Did on My Sabbatical

March 20, 2007
Jason Gillmer, Black, White, and Brown: Texas Interracial Cases in the 19th and early 20th Centuries

March 26, 2007
Michael Townes Watson, Practitioner in Residence, Can We Make the Medical Liability System Work for Patients and Doctors?

April 2, 2007
Srividhya Ragavan, University of Oklahoma School of Law, WTO and Dispute Settlement

April 4, 2007
Jana McCreary, A Safari into East African Legal Education... And Beyond

April 10, 2007 
Huyen Pham, The Privatization of Immigration Law Enforcement
April 18, 2007

Mary Clark, American University Washington College of Law, Not My Brethren’s (Gate) Keeper?-Reflections on the Senate Judiciary Committee Testimony of Seven Current and Former Third Circuit Judges in Support of Justice Samuel Alito's Confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court 

April 23, 2007
Anthony Baker, Campbell University, Background of Chief Justice Roger Taney and the History of the Dred Scott Decision

Fall 2006 Faculty Speaker Series

September 11, 2006
Mark Burge, Who Wants to be a Muggle?
September 18, 2006
Lynne Rambo and Reginald Oh,  Judicial Independence on Constitutional Day

October 2, 2006
Elisabeth Cawthon, University of Texas at Arlington, Legal Aspects of the Dartmoor Controversy -- Prisoners of War: U.S. Prisoners in Britain During the War of 1812

October 30, 2006
Jeffrey Lipshaw, Visiting Faculty Tulane School of Law, The Right to Lie in Business Acquisition Agreements: Reconcilng Fraud and Contract

November 6, 2006
Reginald Oh, The Tragedy of the White Racial Commons: Racial Segregation, Anti-miscegenation, and the Regulation of White Desire

November 20, 2006
Robert Gray, The Establishment Clause and the Separation and Seclusion of Faith